Univ.Prof. Dr. Stephan Michael Weiss
Institut für Intelligente Systemtechnologien an der Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt
Stephan Weiss is Full Professor of Robotics, head of the Control of Networked Systems Group, and deputy head of the Institute of Smart Systems Technologies at the Universität Klagenfurt (AAU) in Austria. He received both his MSc in Electrical Engineering and Information Technology in 2008 and his Ph.D. in 2012 from the Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule (ETH) Zurich, Switzerland. His Ph.D. Thesis on "Vision Based Navigation for Micro Helicopters" first enabled GPS independent navigation of small UAVs using on-board visual-inertial state estimation. His algorithms were the key to enable the Mars Helicopter Scout project and corresponding proof-of-concept technology demonstration at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory where he worked from 2012 until 2015 as Research Technologist in the Mobility and Robotic Systems Section and where he lectured at the California Institute of Technology.